Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna 05/23/2015 La Liga Preview, Odds and Prediction
Deportivo La Coruna vs Barcelona
Saturday 23rd May 2015 17:30
The Line: Barcelona 1/5 Draw 6/1 Deportivo 11/1 See the Latest Odds
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Barceloan wrapped up the La Liga title last week so I think Luis Enrique is likely to rest all his stars for this evenings game with reelgation threatened Deportiva La Coruna. With Suarez already carrying a knock and Messi and Neymar having played alot of games this season it would be no surprise to see an all reserve side start against Deportivo, especially with a Champions League final and Spanish Cup final to come. Expect alot of the reserve players like Pedro, ramirez, Sergio Roberto to get game time. Messi may want to start though as he is four goals behind Ronaldo for the Pichi award, I doubt that will sway Enrique to start him though with two important games left for Barcelona.
Deportivo know a win keeps them safe but they are traveling to the Nou Camp to take on the best team in spain. Tough ask here but with Barcelona having already secured the title Deportivo will know that they face a team with less focus than if Barca had to win. With Riera leading the line in recent weeks Deportivo have looked solid and they have lost just one of their last four away games. It has been a tough season for Deportivo though. A point may be enough for safety and I think Deportiv will go and park the bus and hope to hold out against this supremely talented Barca team.
It's hard to take a team with nothing to play for but Barcelona are so talented it is very hard to go against them. I am though going to take Deportivo +2 I think they will keep this one tight and I will probably spread a little on the draw as a point should be enough to keep Deportivo up and surely Barcelona wont be quite as focused with two cup finals to come?